Indian Premier League is known to be the melting pot of diverse cultures with players worldwide, sharing the same dressing room by staying away from their rivalries. IPL season 11 will be starting from 7th April 2018, and it was the foremost time that nearly about 578 players up for grabs at an IPL 2018 auction. IPL 11 opening ceremony will be held on 7th April in Pune in Wankhede Stadium. This eleventh Indian Premier League season will be played at nine venues in 51 days. It will be recognized as the world’s most popular as well as competitive T20 tournament. Below we have listed the most expensive players in IPL 11 auctions:
- Ben Stokes: Rs 12.5 Crore
In IPL 11 Ben Strokes is recognized as the hottest property. In last Indian premier league, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants. However, in IPL 2018 auction, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 12.50 crore. He set the stage on fire and becomes the most expensive IPL player of IPL 11. in last IPL season he grasped 12 wickets and also maintained his batting average more than 31. This finest performance of Ben Stoke in last IPL season made him the first and favorite choice in IPL 2018 auction.
- Jaydev Unadkat: 11.5 Crore
Following Ben Strokes Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian IPL player of 2018. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 11.50 crore in IPL 11 auction. Jaydev was recognized as more expensive in comparison to the star player Trent Boult. He was the second highest wicket-taker in the last IPL season while representing Rising Pune Supergiants. He also claimed about 24 wickets in 12 games with a strike rate of 11.4.
- KL Rahul: Rs 11 Crore
KL Rahul is known to be one of the top Indian batsmen at present. He entered IPL 2018 auction as one of the hottest properties. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for 11 crores owing to his capability to open the batting. Along with it he can also play very well in middle order as well as can do excellent wicket keeping too. In past years Rahul had displayed his versatility crosswise in all formats by scoring hundred in every ODI as well as T20 debut.
- Manish Pandey: 11 Crore
Following KL Rahul Manish became the joint highest player in IPL auction 2018. He is bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad this time for 11 crores. However, Kolkatta Knight Riders have decided to retain him but bought Chris Lynn. Manish Pandey made excellent strides in T20s cricket and is also regular in ODIO team. Manish Pandey will always be known to be the foremost Indian to grasp a century in IPL.
- Chris Lynn: 9.6 Crore
IPL 2-18 will be the fifth season for Chris Lynn. In IPL 2017 he played for Kolkata Knight Rides and smashed about 295 runs with strike rate of 180.98 in 7 appearances. KKR retained Chris by bidding 9.6 crores. Following this, he became the costliest Australian of IPL auction. He carries with him a healthy amount of experience in T20 format by playing 96 matches. He scored about 2776 runs at 37.01 wit strike rate of 148.6.he is a quality fielder and also has a destructive batting form.
- Mitchell Starc: Rs 9.4 Crore
In IPL 2017 Mitchell Starc played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this IPL 11 auction, he was bought by Kolkatta Knight Riders for 9.4 crores. He is known to be one of the best players in Australia. In 2017 he parted his ways from Royal challengers so that he can focus on international cricket. Starc also falls into the list of top sixteen marquee players who have the highest base price. In the year 2015 he is known to be one of the top bowlers, and in 2016 he finished with as the most successful pace bowler in tests.
- Glenn Maxwell: Rs 9 Crore
In IPL 2018 auction Glenn Maxwell was bought by Delhi Daredevils for nine crores. After playing for Kings XI Punjab for consecutive three years, he will be playing for Delhi Daredevils this time. He has played several most destructive innings in the history of IPL. He gave his squad many valuable breakthroughs with his part-time spin. He is known to be one of the best fielders worldwide. Along with it, he had contributed much to his team with the bat and ball.
- Rashid Khan: 9 Crore
Manish Pandey khan an Afghanistan player was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 11 and bought back for nine crores. Rashid Khan had a base price of 2 crores and was amid a bidding war by Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab as well as Mumbai Indians. Finally, Sunrisers Hyderabad used its Right to Match card and retained their star bowler. He is a person with successful, maiden season in IPL preceding year. He is not only been sensational with the ball, however, displayed his amazing talent with the bat too.
- Krunal Pandya: 8.8 Crore
Mumbai Indians used its Right to match Card to retain Krunal Pandya in their team in IPL 2018 auction. Mumbai Indians bid 8.8 crores for Krunal and made him the highest paid uncapped player in the history of Indian Premier League. In last IPL season, he was bought by Mukesh Ambani owned the franchise for about 2 crores. In IPL 2016 he scored 237 runs as well as grasped six wickets. In 2017 he scored 243 runs and taken ten wickets to assist Mumbai to win the IPL title.
- Sanju Samson: 8 Crore
Sanju Samson bought by Rajasthan Royals for eight crores in IPL 2018 auction. He is known to be the third most profitable Indian cricketer following Rahul and Pandey. In 2017 IPL Sanju scored his maiden T20 century in opposition to rising Pune Supergiants. In that, he scored 102 runs on 63 balls which included eight boundaries and five sixes. Following Manish Pandey, he is recognized as the second youngest player to attain an IPL century.